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Comment: The Covid-19 era marks a new chapter in the erosion of refugee rights in Lebanon, and policymaking that excludes their access to protection and services, writes Tamirace Fakhoury.

Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

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Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

One policeman and seven militants have been killed in an armed clash in the Cairo suburb of Amiriyah in the lead up to Coptic Holy Week.

In Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians mark a sombre Easter

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In Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians mark a sombre Easter

In the Christian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, roads are deserted and most shops have been closed for two weeks.

Protests erupt over 'politically-motivated' closure of Cypriot crossings

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Protests erupt over 'politically-motivated' closure of Cypriot crossings

Police clashed with dozens of protesters in Nicosia after crossing points were closed along the UN-recognised buffer zone.

Charlie Hoyle

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from neither.

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'Nothing wrong with help from Russians': Trump's lawyer

Trump's lawyer defended Russia's role in the 2016 US elections, saying there was nothing wrong with Trump receiving Moscow's help.

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Egypt hands life sentences to Islamic State militants

An Egyptian court handed down life sentences to 18 people for joining the Islamic State (IS) and conspiring to bomb a church.

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IS releases defiant video from last scrap in Syria

"The battles are not over," an IS jihadist said in the militant group's latest propaganda video, despite losing nearly all territory it once ...

Egypt condemns 17 to death for IS church attacks

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Egypt condemns 17 to death for IS church attacks

An Egyptian military court on Thursday sentenced 17 people to death over a series of suicide bombings of churches claimed by the Islamic State ...

Elias Jahshan

The Nakba: A Palestinian inheritance of trauma

Comment: Until the Israeli government's occupation and dispossession policies change, the Nakba will continue, writes Elias Jahshan.

Egypt extends state of emergency by three months

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Egypt extends state of emergency by three months

Egypt's state of emergency has once again been extended, close to a year after the deadly bombings of two Coptic churches in Cairo.

Palestinian Orthodox Christians hold 'Holy Fire' ceremony in Jerusalem

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Palestinian Orthodox Christians hold 'Holy Fire' ceremony in Jerusalem

More than seven thousand pilgrims filled the Church of the Holy Sepulchre with candles in hand while thousands more stood in the square outside ...

Palestine Christians limit <em>Palm</em> <em>Sunday</em> celebrations after Gaza massacre

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Palestine Christians limit Palm Sunday celebrations after Gaza massacre

Palestinian Orthodox Christians have limited their celebrations on Palm Sunday, restricting the occasion to religious rituals ...

Egypt's Alexandria bombing an 'assassination attempt' Egypt's Alexandria bombing an 'assassination attempt'

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Egypt's Alexandria bombing an 'assassination attempt'

Saturday's bomb blast in Alexandria is being labelled as an 'assassination attempt' of the city's security chief, as authorities call for an ...

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Policeman dead in pre-election bombing in Egypt's Alexandria

At least one person has been killed and several more injured as a car bomb exploded in Alexandria, near the convoy of the city's security chief on Saturday.

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President Trump condemns IS attack on Egypt church

US President Donald Trump condemned the deadly attack in a shootout outside a south Cairo church that left nine people dead.

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Gunman kills 10 in attack on Egypt church

At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, have been killed in a shootout outside a south Cairo church.

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Egypt arrests 15 after attack on unlicensed Coptic church

Egyptian authorities have arrested 15 people after clashes erupted at an unlicensed church south of Cairo.

Egypt mob ransacks unlicensed church south of Cairo

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Egypt mob ransacks unlicensed church south of Cairo

Hundreds of Egyptians ransacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo and called for it to be demolished, in the latest assault on members of the ...

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Hurricane Irma makes landfall over Florida

Florida residents are bracing themselves for sudden changes in the hurricane's direction after it arrived at Florida Keys early on ...

'Taking Palestine Everywhere': A modern twist to deep-rooted tradition

Diana Alghoul

'Taking Palestine Everywhere': A modern twist to deep-rooted tradition

Taking the traditional olive tree from Palestine, Bethlehem-based jewellery company Nadya Hazbunova is the work

Egypt police foil church bombing, arrest extremist cell

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Egypt police foil church bombing, arrest extremist cell

Egyptian police said on Saturday they had foiled a church bombing by detaining a cell of would-be attackers who had planned to target Alexandria.

Egyptian Christians organise Iftar meals for Muslim neighbours

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Egyptian Christians organise Iftar meals for Muslim neighbours

Coptic Christians have organised daily meals for their Muslim neighbours in Cairo during Ramadan, a show of communal solidarity in the wake of ...

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